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High Court Allows Texas Use of New Voter ID Law

October 19, 2014 - 5:51am
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Texas to enforce its voter identification law for the Nov. 4 midterm elections, denying emergency requests from the Obama administration.

Transit Agencies Put Land Deals on Fast Track

October 18, 2014 - 9:49pm
The nation’s transit agencies are developing large-scale rent-producing developments, including hotels, apartment buildings and shopping malls, around their rail hubs.

Obama Says U.S. Can Prevent Ebola Outbreak

October 18, 2014 - 9:06pm
President Barack Obama said the U.S. may see more isolated cases of Ebola but that he remained confident the country could prevent a serious outbreak of the deadly disease.

Ebola Drug Race Ramps Up in Earnest

October 18, 2014 - 3:53pm
The Ebola outbreak has created an urgency for pharmaceutical companies and health officials to produce drugs to treat the disease.

Yellen Decries Wealth Disparity

October 18, 2014 - 10:19am
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said rising inequality of wealth and income in the U.S. was impeding the economic mobility at the heart of American values.

On the Trail, Clinton Tests Messages

October 18, 2014 - 5:23am
In stumping for Democratic candidates, former secretary of state tries out messages that would likely surface in her own potential campaign for the White House.

In Healing City, Some See New Scar

October 17, 2014 - 9:05pm
A half-built jail in downtown Detroit has emerged as a symbol of alleged corruption, cost overruns and a brewing spat between elected officials and one of the city’s biggest boosters.

Obama to Name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

October 17, 2014 - 8:15pm
President Barack Obama plans to name Ron Klain, a longtime Democratic aide, as the administration’s “Ebola czar,’’ an official said.

Gay Marriage Makes Strides in Seven More States

October 17, 2014 - 8:03pm
The Obama administration said Friday it will recognize same-sex marriages performed in seven additional states, in the wake of a Supreme Court action last week clearing the way for such unions.

Fannie, Freddie Set to Loosen Lending

October 17, 2014 - 4:18pm
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their regulator and lenders are close to an agreement that could greatly expand mortgage credit while helping lenders protect themselves from charges of making bad loans.

Texas Hospital Worker Quarantined for Ebola on Ship

October 17, 2014 - 3:25pm
A Texas health-care worker who may have had contact with clinical specimens from the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has self-quarantined onboard a cruise ship, the State Department said.

Obama and FCC Chief Agree on Net Neutrality

October 17, 2014 - 3:19pm
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said Friday that he and President Barack Obama are in agreement over rules on how broadband providers can treat traffic on their networks.

Pentagon Hit by Ebola Scare

October 17, 2014 - 2:39pm
Virginia county officials said Friday afternoon a public-health investigation ruled out the possibility that the woman who became ill in a Pentagon parking lot in the morning had Ebola.

Southern Democrat Nunn Tries to Buck GOP Tide

October 17, 2014 - 1:49pm
Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn, daughter of Sam Nunn, is playing down her party ties in her bid for a Senate seat held by Republicans.